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Samaki samaki

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Mlimani Shopping Centre | Mlimani City, Masaki & Diamond Plaza City Centre, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
255782119340
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11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Samaki samaki has a fun interior with a cosy touch. The food is mostly pub food, deep fried or grilled fish. The food was okay, but nothing special. Staff is very friendly and accomodating. The fun part about samaki samaki is wednesday night's karaoke night. Just request your song, have some drinks and enjoy a good night! Especially fun with... More 

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1 Thank Luca K
Nairobi, Kenya
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had lunch here while i was in Tanzania enjoyed Tanzania local cuisine with a few friends. Try the meatballs and the fish, i dont remember their name s but i will never forget the taste. i love the way the place i designed to look like a boat

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Thank Somet K
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited these premises with business associates. Called on these premises twice during stay. As per usual, service good, staff friendly and fish was fresh.

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Thank Muzungu007
Cape Town, South Africa
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

From the moment you walk in the front entrance, the atmosphere is perfectly recreated as if you're walking through the streets of Stone Town until you get to the restaurant - amazing atmosphere, excellent Dawa Cocktails, just like in Zanzibar and fabulous food! I was transformed to my favorite island...a definite recommendation to anyone visiting Dar Es Salaam who is... More 

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Thank LVanZyl
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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30 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

When i was in dar on business i would always insist i meet my associates here because i didnt know a better place with better food and drinks quite honestly. keep up the spirit.

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Thank Suleiman S
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

I don't remember to have eaten such a nice fish in a restaurant save from my baby's... Will recommend for 'bruce lee' best fish for a dish...price r reasonable. .the place z the best for an outgoing occasion but not for a date.. lol..

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Thank Enock K
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

Our hotel was very near to Samaki Samaki in Diamond Plaza so we ate all of our meals there (we only stayed in Dar 2 days). The service is the most notable point. All of the servers are excellent. They are quick and attentive. The food is so tasty and well prepared. We had the burgers one day ands tried... More 

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Thank LaceyDeborah
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

If you are looking for a place to hang out and party with your friends, this is the best place to do so in Dar. Most places in Dar are either shebeen types or very Western. Samaki Samaki is the only place in Dar i have been to that gives you an appropriate merger of the West meets East Africa.... More 

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Thank tamanda2015
Bloubergstrand, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

I wouldn't really call Samaki Samaki a restaurant, more a lively bar that serves food, but maybe that was just the evening we were there. We had time to kill before a late flight, and ended up here on a recommendation of a friend. The vibe was busy, but friendly and judging by the cars that pulled up, it's definitely... More 

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Thank JoCharnock
Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

This is a fantstic viby pub and restaurant. We sat the hihh tables and although lots of music and sounds we could still continue our business discussion. The rustic design is modern and yet gives a rural feel with lots of matural wood. Food quality good with reasonable size portions. Tasty garlic prawns for me

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Bar, African, Seafood, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mlimani Shopping Centre | Mlimani City, Masaki & Diamond Plaza City Centre, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Dar Es Salaam Region  >  Dar es Salaam
  • Phone Number: 255782119340

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?